"The Paper" connecting all Whiting fr Davis interests.
Plainville, Mass., April 13, 1923
Dansant Bracelet Bags
At the 'Dance" you will find
A Dainty Parisian
One of Many Beautiful
Sunset Mesh Combinations.
Salt Lake City, Utah — Looking North on Main St.
Making Business Effort
Not long ago a business acquaintance
of the writer, a man in the prime of life
and the enjoyment of good health, re-
tired from active business. He had built
up during the period of his industrial
experience, a successful and useful en-
terprise. He was generally recognized
as a leader in his particular line of en-
deavor. Through the exercise of qual-
ities of executive capacity, of grit and
determination, of vision and sound judg-
ment, of thrift and economy, of high
character and integrity and a thorough
understanding of the requirements of
his business, the undertaking had shown
a continuous and consistent improve-
ment under his energetic management.
From an insignificant beginning it had
grown to the proportions of an impor-
tant and flourishing industry employing
several hundred men and possessing an
unexcelled reputation for the quality of
its goods and services.
In order to promote the rapid devel-
opment of his growing business, this
man had contributed every dollar of its
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Sterling Silver Week
Give Her Sterling.
The week of May 14th-19th, has been
set for "National Sterling Silver Week,"
when interest all over the country will
be aroused and inspection of retailers'
stocks on the part of the public,
prompted by the co-operation of the Na-
tional Retail Jewelers' Association, Gifts
that Last, the trade press and other in-
Enterprise such as this is worth while,
for it fastens the attention of millions of
people upon a product and its industry
which, for centuries, has been looked
upon with favor by the "Nobility" in
every land and now in the democracy of
the present day, who is there among us
who feels too poor and who, by a little
self-denial at some time or other, can-
not buy something, an article for a
loved one or friend, of which he may
well feel proud to be the giver. The
"Middle of May" seems a very appro-
priate time, for June, you know, is the
Not alone to the Sterling Silver In-
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During vacation week in August,
1922, we paid all employees that had
been in our employ one year and less
than two years one-half pay. All em-
ployees that had been with us over two
years, full pay. We propose to follow
this plan in our annual vacation this
year, which will probably be first week
of August, as usual.
(Signed) C. A. Whiting.
The New Dansant Bracelet Bags.
The many letters of inquiry relative
to the new Dansant Bracelet Bags which
are being received at the factory are
most extraordinary in view of the fact
that advertisements of this dainty con-
ception are appearing for the first time
in the March magazines and trade pa-
Nothing like such prompt and direct
returns have ever before been noted in
our experience, and stamps with approv-
al the latest Whiting & Davis offering of
by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co.
Editor . . H. B. Rowan
Sol'd Mesh Dept.
• Unsol'd Mesh Dept.
Cont'd from Page 1 Col. 2
dustry does a week set aside such as this
benefit, but all kindred trades are
helped in the process of getting people
to think of the home town Jeweler, and
so we should give not only our support
but enthusiasm as well to make this
week the success it merits for better and
Too long has the industry slumbered
and allowed younger ones to come for-
ward displacing it in its position of
precedence. For hundreds of years it
has been a sign, that, a lady or gentle-
man's jewelry stamped them with the
Hall Mark of Gentilitv.
Fresh attractive merchandise will
please, when that which is dusty, spotted,
or in poor condition, will not draw a
second look. Consider the customer and
how the general effect of stock shown
will be likely to strike him.
A Jeweler says "Mesh Bags sell most
readilv. and Whiting & Davis stands for
Platinum soft, $116.00 per oz.
Platinum 5% Iridium, $124.00 oz.
Bar Gold— S88, D2— Gold parity in
London 85 shillings.
Bar Silver, foreign, 67V>c per oz.
Gov. Assay Bars, 69"/sc per oz.
Copper, 17Vf»c per lb.
High Brass Sheets, 21.75c.
Low Brass Sheets, 23.50c.
High Brass Wire. 22.25c.
Low Brass Wire, 24.00c.
Whiting Club Holds Dance Party.
Easter Monday night, the Whiting
Club held an informal invitation dance
in the Recreation Building. Over 150
members and invited guests danced to
the music furnished by the Neapolitan
Harmony Boys. Chef Olsen served re-
freshments throughout the evening.
This was the first of what it is hoped
will be a series of invitation dances and
was successful in every way. The com-
mittee in charge consisted of Gene Man-
chester, Oliver Gagnon, Elsie Hemming-
sen, Reta Abrams and Ed. Schriever.
"Sales." a magazine gotten out by the
Kevstone Publishing Co.. as an "inspira-
tion for the Jewelrv Salesman," carries
an illustrated descriptive article on "The
Manufacture of Mesh Bags," in its April
Work or a Job— Which?
A contractor was paving a wide street.
The workmen were all colored people.
The white foreman came along one day
and said to a colored sub-boss: "Did
you hire that Jack Johnson I sent to
you?" "No, suh," said the negro, "I
asked him did he want to work or did
he jest want er job, and he said: T want
er job,' and so I didn't hire 'im."
Alice Bobbins is pleased to tell us she
has lost four pounds. Did she lose them
when she fell down the other night with
Leo? We might ask.
New England Department Store Trade.
BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, BOSTON, MASS.
during Feb., 1923,
dise on Feb. 28,
to Net Sales
7.7% ( 7 stores)
8.83 (10 stores)
7.9% (17 stores)
( 3 stores)
Under these circumstances it seemed
to this man that the benefits received by
him personally did not compensate him
8 Boston Department Stores
16 Other N. E. Department Stores
24 Total Department Stores
4 Women's Apparel Shops
Making Business Effort Unpopular.
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earnings beyond the needs of his own ment.
scant personal requirements, for the fur-
ther expansion of the plant and its fa-
cilities, making possible the employ-
ment of additional help and a substan- adequately for the carrying of these ir-
tial increase in production. ritating burdens in addition to the risks
In explanation of his action in retir- and responsibilities which were inherent
ing from this useful and active service in the conduct of the business itself,
he says that he has been discouraged Accordingly, he disposed of his own-
from further effort along these lines be- ership of the enterprise at the most fa-
cause of the present attitude of society vorable terms he was able to secure, in-
to ward the business man. In years of vested the purchase money in tax ex-
adversity he stood his losses, while a empt securities in order to avoid further
major portion of his earnings during annovance from taxation disputes, and
the subsequent years of prosperity have then departed on the first real vacation
gone to the government in payment of he had enjoyed since embarking upon
taxes. A substantial portion of his time his business career,
and much expenditure of money had Tnis is mere l v the recital of an iso-
been consumed in compiling and sup- ]ated case but we „ av we n que stion how
plying information of various kinds to a manv s j nl ii ar instances are being re-
great variety of governmental agencies
having supervisory or inquisitorial au-
thority over his operations. The success
of his enterprise has seemed to stimulate
numerous hostile criticisms and attacks
by various irresponsible elements in the
community. It had become necessary to
employ a special attorney to keep him
advised upon the multitude of statutes
and ordinances which were enacted from
year to year and which in one manner or
another affected the conduct of his busi-
ness. Their correct interpretation was
Advertising should impress rather
frequently a matter of crave doubt and
uncertainty and their observance a con-
stant source of annoyance and expense.
In addition to all of these handicaps
there was a continuous and ever increas-
ing demand from his employees for
higher wages, shorter hours of labor and
more attractive conditions of employ-
corded throughout the country today be-
cause of like causes. The world is bad-
lv in need of the knowledge, skill, en-
ergy and trained judgment of its success-
ful business men in order to meet the
serious problems of the hour. We re-
quire the whole-souled and enthusiastic
co-operation of men of demonstrated
ability and resourcefulness in order to
bring our industrial situation once more
into balance. It is not going to be pos-
sible, however, to avail ourselves of the
full value of their services if we con-
tinue to harrass them to the point of
We cannot destroy personal ambition
and initiative and at the same time profit
from their beneficent influences. —
Charles R. Gow, President Associated
Industries of Massachusetts.
The road to success isn't marked, there is a blind corner about every mile.
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i Philosophic Talks j
| if SERVICE H |
J. C. Northrop.
The dictionary definition of service is
"giving assistance to another or to oth-
To be of real service to another, one
must be unselfish. Byron says, "To have
joy one must share it. Happiness was
born a twin."
It will not occasion you pain to be of
service to others, unless it gives you a
pain to see your fellow beings prosper-
ous and happy. But to become insensi-
ble to the pain and misfortunes of oth-
ers is to forfeit the possibility of happi-
ness for yourself. Some of the greatest
joys of life are derived from acts of
service to our fellow beings willingly
All men get their own in the last
analysis. Your own is what returns to
you in happiness or misery. Charles F.
Haanel, in Mental Chemistry, says:
"Destiny is determined, for nations and
for individuals, by factors and forces
that are really fundamental — such as
men's attitude toward one another.
Ideals and motives are more potent than
events in shaping history."
Emerson tells us that: "Men suffer
all their life long under the foolish su-
perstition that they can be cheated. But
it is as impossible for a man to be cheat-
ed by any one but himself, as for a thing
to be and not to be at the same time.
There is a third silent party to all our
bargains. The nature and soul of things
takes on itself the guaranty of the ful-
fillment of every contract, so that honest
service cannot come to loss."
You may acquire riches by being un-
selfish, but I doubt it. But even if you
did, it would come under the head of
Anaxagora's definition, who described
the mausoleum as "the ghost of wealth
turned to stone."
Some folks refuse to put an ounce of
labor into repairing a rented house, be-
cause thev might be "doing something
for nothing." Is vour own and yonr
family comfort and health "nothing"?
Render service to others and others will
render you the same. Do not be afraid
of doing too much; it is doing too little
that causes dry rot.
Help a fellow being in his hour of
need, and you will not feel ashamed to
share with him in his prosperity.
We can all do things to serve others,
even if we are not overburdened with
this world's goods. Hamilton Wright
Mabie remarks: "The q-iestion for each
man to settle is not what he would do if
Showing Home of Richard Berkley Mgk. of Mesh Machine Dept.
Spiral Dept. Notes
Elsie Hemmingson wants to know why
they can't get the work to the girls be-
fore 29 1/ 2 minutes to eleven Saturday
morning. This is mighty hard on some
who only have a few hours sleep of a
night, besides thoughts of sweethearts
detract their attention just before the 11
o'clock shut down hour of a Saturday.
Service Dept. Notes
Mildred Schwing is giving the depart-
ment a great surprise. It is either the
operator or the minister's son.
How is it that Attleboro girls come
up here to the dances? Is it the dance
or the ride in the Ford coupe. How
about it, B.?
There is more than one young lady in-
terested in purchasing a "Dancing
Frock." Clothes at this particular time
is the question of the hour.
Don't forget the Isabellas Dance
April 19. Come and see some of our
shopmates in the drill. Drilled by Capt.
Williams of Attleboro.
Anna Plante has severed connections
with the Spiral Department.
Jennie Precourt says she has joined
the "Pencil Pushers" Union. Note! She
carries a pencil in her hair.
Little Mary and Rose Boyle enjoyed
the "Third Alarm" last week. Fire
trucks and everything, so they say.
Hazel Roberts and May Bell, in knick-
ers, visited North Attleboro last Wednes-
day and were certainly the center of at-
traction as they walked the main street.
Mrs. Weatherbe lives in the country,
but we all think a few lessons on ani-
mals wouldn't be bad. She saw a rabbit
and asked, "What's those, his wings?"
We all knew it was his ears.
Little Thelma Hemingson, Bertha Go-
bin and Coriss Hoffman will give danc-
ing exhibitions in the "Spring Festival"
at Red Men's Hall, April 20th, under
the auspices of Elsie Thompson Olsen.
Tickets are 55c.
Eva Contois went riding a la Ford.
On reaching the bridge at Walpole, the
two front wheels came off. We hope on
better luck next time.
Frank Martin uses hair groom on his
hair nowadavs. He surely is like Ru-
Announcement made Wednesday that
iron production in March had broken
all monthly records in the country's his-
tory. This is significant, as iron is in-
dex to general business activity. Rail-
roads have appropriated $1,100 000,000
for cars, motor power and roadways.
he had means, time, influence and edu-
cational advantages, but what he will
do with the things he has."
Harry Batcheldor asked Bertha if she
ever danced the five-step shortes, and
Bertha replied, "What kind of a fire in-
surance is that?"
Mrs. McCarthy has been the matron
of the Skating Rink and now she would
love to be at the Club House.
How about the third alarm, Ida? Was
it Leo or Raymond?
What we believe, what we think, whatwe expect, shapes our lives.
CAUGHT IW THE MESH
Do You Know That—
Someone has sent in the following.
What do you think of it? Let us have
Mair opinion on it.
Best dressed — Hilda Kriegel.
Prettiest — Isabel 1 Heon.
Most attractive — Madeline Doran.
Stoutest — Alice Blatchford.
Pleasingly thin — Florence King.
Shortest — Violetta Volois.
Tallest — Elsie Quirk.
Cutest — Yvonne Bishop.
Most popular — Rhea LaRock.
Classiest — Ethel Anderson.
Neatest — Louise Quinn.
Best dressed — Ed. Shriever.
Best looking — Sturgis Rice.
Most attractive — Walter McCann.
Stoutest — Engineer.
Pleasingly thin — Gene Manchester.
Tallest — Daniel Sullivan.
Cutest — Tony Nordelli.
Most popular — Frank Brown.
Classiest — Leon Mayshaw.
Neatest — Ed. Manchester.
Prettiest hair — Wm. Mahone.
Mesh Joining Notes.
Grace Crowley and Elsie Proal now
have their hair King "Tut" style.
Spring is here! How do we know?
Why, Al DeBlois has been seen out with
his Overland 4. Al waits for the Rob-
ins and Bluebirds every year.
Soldered Mesh Notes.
Now, Tina, what do we hear about
you in a Worcester millinery store?
Thought we didn't know about it, eh?
Flora Gamache goes to a nerve spe-
cialist when taking her vocal lessons.
Stop! Look! Listen! Bill Sweet
has given up eating candy. Bill says it's
time when the doctor tells you you are
eleven years older than you really are.
So bring on your diet book, girls. All
will be thankfully received by our Bill.
The Sheldonville Ford Sedan is in Florence Whiting would like to know
great demand with Eda Barney and Ma- w ho it was that pulled her chair away
when she sat down.
Funny, people can't go to church in-
stead of whist parties during Lent. Don't
you think so, Eliza?
Madrid lies higher than any other
European capital. Its height above the
sea is 2,090 feet.
Louise Dodge is greatly interested in
wedding rings. We wonder why.
Doris Martin says "Isn't love grand
when we have a nice lad like Charlie C.
This in the Spring-time especially."
We will have to get an anchor for
Florence King, so the wind won't blow
Tell us, Lillian, why you don't like
crochet neck ties.
Last week a doll was on exhibit,
dressed entirely in Painted Mesh, with a
miniature bangle bracelet and bead
necklace, all products of the Chain Co.
It made quite a hit with the young ladies
and several are imitating the produc-
tion A'la King "Tut" style.
Right thinking means right action.
John Killian, on leaving the employ
of the Chain Co., was presented a twenty
dollar gold piece by his shopmates and
Tillie Henrich has been seen out of
doors this week and we are glad to learn
that her health is improving.
Miss Betty Swanson is wearing a dia-
mond on her fourth, left. Who is the
lucky fellow, Betty?
Edwin Schriever, formerly of the
Chain Co.. is now a salesman for the
American Tobacco Co.
We'll say Ethel Anderson is some
pool player from all accounts reaching
We a°:ain see Connie and his flivver
parked in front of the shop waiting for
Maggie, after being snowed in all win-
Mrs. Hoyt and Edna Rhodes would
like to have their pictures appear in the
Wadco. They too have "very becom-
ing" ornaments for their hair.
Emma Perreault drinks "Grand Union
Coffee" to her heart's content.
Spring cleaning was in order last Fri-
day. Every girl did her bit. Mrs. Tru-
deau can vouch for that.
Hereafter. Agnes Perreault would like
her college ices served in a dishpan. A
box is not large enough.
Something's in the air. since Mrs.
Owen curled her hair. Her husband
evidently thinks so, as he visits the shop
Reaina "blew" up the street the other
night like a whirlwind. We hope she
didn't miss her date.
Myrtie Staples has proven to us that
she is a trusting wife. She even lets her
husband take Harriet Whiting home.
Dorothy Bell had an eventful ten min-
utes while riding on the electrics one
day when she had the car stopped twice
to chase her doggie home.
Ellen Peck likes her work in Pascoag,
but misses the girls of the Soldered
Mildred Waldron loves to ride on ele-
vators. She says it gives one such a
Clementine makes quite a hit with her
knickers at the rink. And Oh, My!
Some skater, we'll say.
A letter was received by one of the
girls of the department from Edna En-
tails of Franklin, a former employee.
She wishes to be remembered to all her
shopmates. Edna is now employed in
Franklin at present but says "You will
go some to beat Whiting & Davis
Lost — An ear ring in the recreation
building. Finder please return to Doris
Roy Wilson is the proud possessor of
a motorcycle. Be careful, Roy, they're
Alphie Precourt answers to the name
of Baby Face now.
"Don't Throw Butts."
A notice has been put up in the smok-
ing room of the Recreation Building not
to throw butts out the windows as last
week a fire was started, but seen in time
to avert damage.
Tina's latest catch is a tall young man
of the Valentino tvpe. She vows lie is
a coi'sin. but that's an old story, Tina,
so think of something better.
Betty Larock has it all over Cleopatra
for vamping. Ask the boys. They
Lincoln said that: Fo
Tessa Corrisjan Smith is with us
ajrain. She was our old cut-up. We
hope married life has not made any dif-
ference to you, Tess.
Iks are usually about as happy as they m
Mrs. Edmond Corrigan wishes to ex-
press her thanks to the employees in the
factory for their kindnesses in her re-
cent bereavement in the loss of her hus-
ake up their minds to be.